One of my favorite parts of my job as a green lifestyle writer is to introduce my readers – that's YOU! – to products and companies that help you live the green and healthy lives you want to live. As you know, it can be hard to tease out the greenwashing from the truly green. My goal is to dig into the details (so you don't have to) and share the products that are best for you, your family and the environment.
Partnering with Better Life
Given that, I'm thrilled to announce that I am partnering with a fantastic company called Better Life. In my estimation, they are doing a great job of selling safe, effective and sustainable cleaning products for your home. The company was started by two friends – Tim (the biz guy) and Kevin Tibbs (the chemist) who were driven to create cleaning products that were truly safe for their young kids, their pets and the planet. They worked hard to develop safe formulas that kicked butt; created witty names for their products (Oak-Y-Dokey!); and sha-bam Better Life was born!
Why I Like Them
Ingredients you can trust. Full disclosure of ingredients with an easy to read Ingredient Summary on the back of each bottle. Free of toxic chemicals like parabens, sulphates, SLS/SLES and artificial fragrances.
Natural scents that make me smile. As much as I hate an artificial "perfumey" scent in cleaning products, I do love a good, natural fragrance over something completely unscented. It helps make the chore of cleaning a little more bearable.
Prices I can afford. With a couple of messy boys in the house we go through cleaning products quickly. I appreciate that this small company makes affordable products without compromising on ingredients.
Kid-safe formulas. When my kids spill something, I hand them a bottle of all-purpose spray and a reusable rag. I don't want to worry about whether or not they are inhaling something that will hurt them. In this video, Better Life Co-Founder Nancy (wife of Tim) talks about getting her kids in on the house cleaning routine:
The Better Life line includes over a dozen products (with a few new ones on the way). Here are a few of my favs:
The What-EVER all-purpose cleaner has been in my cleaning product rotation for a long time. It works and it smells good. That's all I need to say about it.
The Oak-Y-Dokey wood cleaner leaves my wood furniture and windowsills shining but not greasy. Love the scent too!
Even the Kitchen Sink is a fabulous gentle scrubber that is perfect for bathroom tile, stovetops and yes, even the kitchen sink.
As a Better Life blogger I will be keeping you posted on new products and special deals throughout the year. Stay tuned!
Have you tried Better Life cleaning products? What are your favorites?
(Disclosure: I was sent free samples of Better Life products in exchange for my honest opinion.)